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What does Annika mean?

Annika \a-nni-ka\ as a girls' name. The meaning of Annika is "sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me". Annika is a derivative of Anika (Hausa). Annika is also a derivative of Anna (Hebrew). See also Anne.


Annika has 8 variants: Anaca, Anaka, Anecky, Anikee, Annaka, Anneka, Annica and Aunika.

Annika has 17 more different forms via Anika, Anna: Ana, Ania, Anique, Anja, Ann, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie, Annet, Annmarie, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania and Nani.


Annika is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3911 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Annika for girls. Annika was first listed in 1995 and reached its peak rank of #284 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #576. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Annika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annika outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Annika and affiliated names. Anna (#34 a year ago), Ana (#222), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Annmarie, Annamarie and Annemarie are the prominent alternative forms of Annika (#576 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with the forms Ann, Anne, Annmarie and Annemarie becoming less stylish. Anika (#519), Ana (#222) and Annika (#576) are three of the more chic birth names in this list, with Ana going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anika, Ann, Anna, Annalee, Annamarie, Anne, Annemarie, Annika, Annmarie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anika, Anna, Annika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Annika is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka and Aniko. Other recommended similar baby names are Amika, Anisa, Anka, Annice, Annick, Annida, Annina, Annis, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annissa, Annita, Annuska and Anuska. These names tend to be less frequently used than Annika.